New outside mirrors?

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  1. 94SL

    94SL I'm Awesome

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    Was thinking about replacing my beat-up original outside mirrors. After seeing the condition & price of used mirrors at the salvage yards near me, decided that is not the way to go. LMC has mirrors at a decent price, wondering about the quality. Anyone here have comments on them?

    Any other places to check out for stock looking replacement mirrors?
     
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    Rockauto! TYC replacements for $25 each. The only thing I'll say is my driver side mirror glass shakes a lot. So much so that it's basically unusable. Passenger side is perfectly fine though.
     
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    I installed a pair of dodge ram mirrors on my 88 GMC dually. Better than the GM aftermarket mirror options that are available.


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    94SL I'm Awesome

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    These are the type of Mirror I have, not my truck, as I don't have a good pic of my truck showing the mirrors. We used to hear them called "elephant ear" mirrors when they first came out in the late 70's. I am thinking I would go back with the same type, either the same black plastic or chrome. I don't really want to pull my door panels and risk damaging them so part of my thinking for not going with a different style mirror. Did see a 90's era Dodge truck with same style chrome that looked nice, thought about getting them but was a very hot day and didn't want to remove them to maybe find they wouldn't fit without having to mod something.

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    GM still produces those style mirrors. Stainless part numbers are 19177488 for the driver's side and 19177487 for the passenger side. Painted part numbers are 19177486 for the driver's side and 19177485 for the passenger side. Stainless are about $105 per side, painted are about $120 per side. You may already know all this but I decided to look them up out of curiosity.

    https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/auto-...l-v8-gas-engine/body-cat/outside-mirrors-scat
     
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    Df2x4, didn't know that, thanks for sharing the links. Some pricey parts though.
     
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    Someone told me they are called the Flag Style Mirrors and I believe that the Dodge, same style, can be had in a power mirror.
     
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    @Frank Compagnon is right about Dodge having power Chrome mirrors. I wished Chevy made a power mirror version of the stainless Dumbo mirrors (though an aftermarket company did many years ago, I saw @88GMCtruck had a set a long time ago, super hard to find).
     
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    Thanks all for your responses.

    Maybe the next time I'm at a you-pull-it yard and can find a Dodge and a GM with these mirrors, I will try to physically swap them and see if they fit and look right. Could be some subtle variations that would either keep them from working right or looking right. Like diameter of the arm, or the angle of vertical to horizontal on the arm.

    I don't really need a power version, but if I find them at a good price wouldn't turn them down.
     
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    I got mine on ebay, then again mine are the NBS style tow meers. Ebay tends to have the cheapest prices IMO. Somtimes amazon. I've never really got into the LMC truck stuff. Just seemed overpriced imo.
     

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